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Agama River Campsite

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7/10

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Highlights

- Remote desert location
- Near Namib-Naukluft National Park
- Choose from chalets or tents
- Optional sleep-outs under the stars

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Overview

Sandwiched between the vast Namib-Naukluft National Park and the picturesque Naukluft Mountain Zebra Park is Agama River Camp. This simple and remote desert campsite is located off the C19, about 30km away from the village of Solitaire. Named after the brightly coloured agama lizards, a group of some 30 different species which inhabit desert regions across Africa, the camp is a superb base for discovering some of Namibia’s most spectacular natural attractions, offering rustic but pristine accommodation choices, a swimming pool, a restaurant and complete immersion in nature.

There are two accommodation options to choose from, namely river camp chalets or tents. All of the chalets are located on the upper banks of a river course and are fairly well spaced apart. Each chalet has two beds, with an outdoor viewing deck that doubles up as an outdoor bedroom for sleeping out under the stars. The chalets are air conditioned and come with a desk fan, indoor and outdoor seating areas and an en-suite bathroom with separate toilet. The tents are grouped together in several campsites along the river course’s lower banks. Each campsite has a large acacia tree providing shade, as well as a wooden barrier which acts as a wind shield. There’s also a washing facility, a freestanding water tap, a barbecue area and an energy-saving light. Those who opt for tented accommodation can make use of the communal facilities that include plenty of showers, wash basins and toilets. Children of all ages are welcome.

The swimming pool and sunset viewing deck are in a lovely setting, and there’s a restaurant with a fully licensed bar. Bookings can be tailored to preference – namely chalet with breakfast, chalet with breakfast and dinner, or campsite self-catering. Extra meals can be requested, although these must be booked at least ten days in advance.

There is a great deal to explore in the area. The Namib-Naukluft National Park is the largest game park on the continent and the fourth largest in the world. It covers part of the beautiful Namib Desert, which is considered to be the oldest desert on the planet, and features vast, open spaces as well as mountain ranges. The dunes here can tower as high as four hundred metres. One of the main attractions to be found within the park is Sossusvlei - a large white clay pan surrounded by dramatic red dunes that are among the highest in the world. There are also plenty of trails in the vicinity, including self-guided walks to the foothills of the nearby mountains.

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  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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